Whether you're planing a company corperate event in Guildford, Windsor, Hants, Towerhamlets or Dorset, Camaraderie between all members of any team is essential for the team’s success. An individual can only achieve so much in this world and there can’t be enough importance given to teamwork. A lot of people think that a team can only perform as good as the brilliance of its individuals though this is not the whole truth. If a team combines well and the individuals don’t stand out as individuals and work hard together, it is possible that the team emerges to be more than a sum of its parts. However, the important thing is for individuals to work for the team and to combine well-together.
Corporate team building efforts in the past haven’t proved so successful with team members finding all the efforts uninspiring. The reason for such efforts usually lies in the fact that they have been too ‘bookish’ and didn’t try to inspire team members at all. Cohesion and teamwork develops when people know each other and strike a deeper cord than pure acquaintance. Taking the team out on a rainy day for a few teamwork exercises which mean nothing to do them isn’t the best way to build cohesion. The efforts in the past have just tried to force members of any team to work together rather than inspiring them to do so. With the inspiration lacking, the results have been dreadful too.
With the need to work as a team becoming important with every passing day in order to increase the performance levels and in order to gain an edge over the competition, there has been a lot more stress on purposeful team building exercises. This is one of the reasons that a lot more money is being spent on corporate team-building events with many companies actually arranging foreign trips for the purpose.
However, for any team building event held abroad to succeed, there needs to be a focus on activities that would inspire cohesiveness. If members of the team are not stirred to work together, to understand each other and to rally for a cause greater than their individual cause on a team-building event, the event won’t prove successful. This is why it’s not just important to spend a lot of money to take members of the team for a small trip abroad where similar bookish team building exercises are done. The key is to ‘inspire’ team members for corporate team-building events to pay dividends.
One way to ensure that the team is inspired to work together is to arrange a trip where the team would have to indulge in charity work. A lot of charity organizations can be asked for help in this regard with the idea to provide the charity organizations with both workforce and finances for one of their charity projects in a country which needs the help. For instance, Nepal remains one of the countries where there is need of charity work in order to help the people overcome the traumatizing effects of the earthquake that destroyed a number of houses this year. Such events can prove great as the team members would be all emotionally involved in the trip and would strike a deeper cord when they would work together on such a trip for such a noble cause. Community Challenge is one such organization which arranges trips which workout as great team building events.
Most of the respondents who are normally asked about their opinion on team building events remember them as rainy days where a lot of stress was put on working together as a team for no apparent reason. The fact that workers actually dread the away day for a team building event just because it is usually ‘rainy’ shows how important it is for the events to be arranged in a sunny environment as such an environment relaxes people.
If the event is held abroad and hosted in fabulous private estate, there is a good chance it will be successful, because the team members would obviously look forward to it a great deal and would want to participate, just because the overall environment would be so lovely. A trip to the Med late in the season might not cost much if you can take advantage of the weather but it would be inspiring enough to be a successful event.
Where there is an option of a good budget this would be an ideal incentive as a prize. Whatever the prize, the idea of making team members work together to win a prize that would earn them a special day to remember is your goal.
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